Seeking advice from the seasoned strap/bracelet changers.
I've just finished one of the hardest tasks known to WIS kind - replacing a strap on a G-shock 5610. Thanks to the almighty Bergeon the fight took just ten minutes - for each spring bar. And when the fight was done, suffering only a minor injury (I kid you not - the other tip of the tool pierced my palm's skin), I slap it on my wrist - the strap is the wrong way on.
Now, taking a risk you'll read between the lines just how stupid I am, I'll have to admit I did think it out before installing, determining the buckle should be on the bottom. Seemed right at the time although it is a Glide strap and I could easily just try it and see the writing is downside up. Yes, couldn't have made more dumb mistakes than I did.
To make a long story short - this is not the first time. It happens to me on 80% of the bracelet installations and 40% of straps. But I'll give me this: I always install NATOs right. Every flippin' time. Like some NATO zen monk. But I'm getting carried away...
Is there a fool proof way to remember which side goes where when installing a strap or bracelet to your watch? A rime? A tell? Anything would be appreciated.